Monacelli elected to Section 5 Football Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:53 am

By Sally Santora For The Daily News

CALEDONIA — Former Caledonia-Mumford football coach Mike Monacelli will be inducted into the Section 5 Football Hall of Fame this year.  

The induction will take place at 7 p.m. April 11 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Henrietta and is open to the public.

Monacelli taught health at Cal-Mum from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2010.

He coached football for 39 years and was head coach for 23, from 1988 to 2010. He finished with a coaching record of 186-50.  

Monacelli’s records include:

— Four undefeated seasons: 1992, 1994, 1995, 2003.

— Winning streaks of 35 and 23 games.

— Ten sectional championships.

— Six trips to the state finals and eight to the semifinals.

— Four state championships: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003.

— New York State Sportswriters Poll No. 1-ranked school: 1992.

— New York State Coach of the Year: 1993, 1995, 2003.

— Gerald R. Ford Power of Influence Award: 2004.

— Nominee for the National High School Football Association Coach of the Year: 2004.

In the past five years, Monacelli has again made the headlines, this time for his progressive and proactive development of concussion management protocols for public schools.

He’s led the implementation of concussion management not only for athletic participation but also for academic management.  

Monacelli was an invited speaker before Congress on this topic.  

Monacelli is the athletic director at Caledonia-Mumford Central School.

He and his wife Darcy have three grown sons who also played Red Raider football — Tige, Tony and Dominic.  

Monacelli has seven granddaughters.